Industry News: June 2022

Here's a quick roundup of recent industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.

Industry News: June 2022

Justin Pecoroni

Justin Pecoroni joins Franklin Electric
Franklin Electric welcomed Justin Pecoroni to its industrial and engineered systems business unit. In his new role as senior business unit manager, he will lead all of the commercial activities within the company’s OEM business segment. Pecoroni brings more than 10 years’ experience serving industrial clients to the role. In his previous position as global account manager for Wesco-Anixter, he worked closely with clients in the renewable energy space, developing and managing teams in direct support of critical infrastructure projects. He also worked on supply chain integration projects to address complex customer needs.

Chris Callahan
Chris Callahan

InfoSense hires new market manager
InfoSense hired Chris Callahan as its central east market manager. Based outside of Indianapolis, he brings over 18 years’ experience in the water and wastewater industries. Callahan has held numerous sales and business development roles providing collection and distribution system maintenance solutions to leading utilities. The central east market includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

NAPCO Pipe & Fittings changes name to Westlake Pipe & Fittings
NAPCO Pipe & Fittings announced its new name, Westlake Pipe & Fittings. The name change is meant to reflect the value its customers receive from its product portfolio backed by the brand equity of Westlake Corp., a Fortune 500 company. Additionally, the recent acquisition of LASCO Fittings has allowed the company to provide a wider array of injection-molded fittings to current market segments and expand into new market segments including pool and spa, aquarium and waterpark, and golf irrigation.

APWA announces 2022 Top Ten Public Works leaders
The American Public Works Association announced its 2022 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year. In its 63rd year, this award is one of APWA’s highest honors and is based on a lifetime of professional contributions. APWA’s 2022 Top Ten Public Works Leaders are Kealy Dedman, commissioner of public works, regional municipality of Peel; Jennifer Perry, public works director, town of Exeter; Beverly “Bev” Farraher, public works operations manager, city of St. Paul; Toby Rickman, deputy director, Pierce County Public Works; Anthony “Tony” Hofmann, director of public works, city of Overland Park; Teresa C. Smith, Georgia alternative delivery practice leader, Volkert, Inc.; Jeff May, public works director, city of Clive; Scott Smith, senior civil engineer/project manager, Hampton Public Works Engineering; Michael Millette, director of public works, village of South Elgin; Jenifer Willer, city engineer, city of Eugene.

McElroy names new quality director
McElroy hired Barry Johnson as the company’s new quality director. He will replace Steve Burgess, who has announced his retirement after 35 years of service. Johnson will lead McElroy’s quality team, identifying opportunities to improve the company’s overall customer experience. Prior to arriving at McElroy, Johnson held positions at several companies including Ford Motor Co., Brunswick and TriMas. Most recently, he served as senior director of quality and continuous improvement at NORDAM, an aerospace manufacturing and repair firm.

ADS acquires Cultec
Advanced Drainage Systems announced it has acquired Cultec, family-owned plastic stormwater and septic chamber company headquartered in Brookfield, Connecticut. Cultec’s worldwide presence includes chamber installations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

EnBiorganic expands dealer network
EnBiorganic Technologies welcomed Spadefoot Water Treatment Services, a division of Spadefoot Design and Construction, to its licensed network of EBS-Di Installers and service providers. Spadefoot will implement and deliver EnBiorganic’s Treatment As A Service solution to wastewater utilities and surface water management entities throughout Long Island, New York.

Flottweg adding new warehouse facility in Kentucky
Flottweg Separation Technology plans to invest $1.75 million and create 12 jobs with a new warehouse facility in Boone County, Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky operation, which assembles and repairs machinery for the company’s existing customer base, is the company’s fourth since 2011 and will accommodate increased parts manufacturing. The investment will support construction of a new 15,000-square-foot warehouse facility on Flottweg’s existing campus and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2023.

Leonard Valve welcomes two new regional sales managers
Leonard Valve announced it has hired two new regional sales managers. With over 30 years’ experience in the plumbing industry, George Anderson, Northeast region, has held many leadership positions in sales in the northeast U.S. and Canada. Nick Jett, Midwest region, joins Leonard Valve after developing his reputation in the field of commercial plumbing throughout the Central U.S. and Canada over the past 12 years.

Nick Jett
Nick Jett
George Anderson
George Anderson


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